City Introduces New Online Speaker Registration Form for City Council Meetings

In an effort to enhance community engagement, the City of Naperville now offers online speaker sign up for City Council meetings. This convenient, interactive form allows members of the public to sign up to address elected officials at an upcoming meeting from the comfort of their home or office. This new form also allows the option to note support or opposition for a specific topic for public record.

Online speaker sign up will open once the agenda is published, typically the Wednesday prior to the date of the meeting. The public can sign up to speak on any agenda item or under Public Forum. This is a great tool for those individuals who regularly address the City Council or those who want to speak on a later agenda item who cannot be at the Municipal Center before the meeting to sign-up in person. Signing up online is flexible and does not require arrival before 7 p.m.; however, speakers are required to be present when their name is called under the item they wish to address.

Online sign up will close at 5 p.m. the day of the meeting. Once online sign up is closed, members of the public may sign up at the Municipal Center in the City Clerk’s Office from 6:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. The City no longer accepts phone calls for speaker sign up.

“We welcome and encourage public comment at City Council meetings and want to make it easier for constituents to be able to share their opinions about important decisions whether they can be present at a meeting or not,” said Naperville City Manager Doug Krieger. “I am excited about the opportunity to make citizen participation an easier process for all with this new feature.”

For more information, and to sign up to speak via the online form, visit www.naperville.il.us/speakersignup. To view government meetings and agendas, visit https://naperville.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.